Past Quotes

Gerald jampolsky - forgiveness means letting go of the past....
Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Remember your past mistakes just long enough to profit by them.
Dan McKinnon
Oswald chambers - never let the sense of past failure defeat your...
To mourn a mischief that is past and gone Is the next way to draw new mischief on.
William Shakespeare
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
George Orwell
Throwing a fastball to Henry Aaron is like trying to sneak the sun past a rooster.
Curt Simmons
For the first time in the history of our country the majority of our people believe that the next five years will be worse than the past five years.
James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.
Sick I am of idle words, past all reconciling, Words that weary and perplex and pander and conceal, Wake the sounds that cannot lie, for all their sweet beguiling The language one need fathom not, but only hear and feel.
George Du Maurie
People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.
J. Michael Straczynski
The thought of our past years in me doth breed Perpetual benedictions.
William Wordsworth
Things that are done, it is needless to speak about... things that are past, it is needless to blame.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak she gave me a younger brother named Russel, who taught me what was meant by survival of the fittest.
Bill Cosby
The future is a hundred thousand threads, but the past is a fabric that can never be rewoven.
Orson Scott Card, Xenocide
John steinbeck, the winter of our discontent - most people live ninety percent in the past,...
It is past all controversy that what costs dearest is, and ought to be, most valued.
Miguel de Cervantes
The past is the tomorrow that got away.
Leonard L. Levinson
Living in the past is a dull and lonely business looking back strains the neck muscles, causes you to bump into people not going your way.
Edna Ferbe
This ONLY is denied God The power to undo the past.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
Critics are like pigs at the pastry cart.
John Updike
Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
George Eliot
I must not fear. Fear is the mind - Killer. Fear is the little - Death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Frank Herbert, Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear, "Dune".
The present is the necessary product of all the past, the necessary cause of all the future.
Robert Green Ingersoll
A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past.
Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind, 1954
In short, the building becomes a theatrical demonstration of its functional ideal. In this romanticism, High - Tech architecture is, of course, no different in spirit - If totally different in form - From all the romantic architecture of the past.
Dan Cruickshank
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
Sir Winston Churchill
My past is my wisdom to use today... my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.
Gene Oliver, Life and the Artistry of Change
I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.
Arthur Wing Pinero
One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us.
Michael Cibenko
Whoso neglects learning in his youth, Loses the past and is dead for the future.
Euripides, Phrixus
I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.
Herb Caen
Learn from the past, Hope for the future, Live in the present.
Ken Lancaste
Change is the law of life; and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
The past is a guide post, not a hitching post.
L. Thomas Holdcroft
The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.
L. P. Hartley, The Go - Between
It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.
Jim Bishop
It might be said that Lord Rosebery outlived his future by ten years and his past by more than twenty.
Sir Winston Churchill
While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.
Ronald Reagan